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Microsoft: "20% of WGA failures not caused by pirated keys"

Posted on Wednesday, July 05 2006 @ 00:58:29 CEST by

Microsoft announced that 80 percent of all Windows Genuine Advantage failures are due to unauthorized use of leaked or stolen volume license keys.
Oh, really? Turn that statistic around: Microsoft said that 20% of all Windows users who fail the WGA validation test are not using leaked or stolen keys.

So what is the reason for WGA rejecting the other 20% of Windows licenses? ComputerWorld apparently didn't ask, so I fired off an e-mail to Microsoft's PR agency, who passed along a response from Cori Hartje, Director of Microsoft Genuine Software Initiative:

While we will don't have specifics to share on other forms counterfeit installations, they mostly result from activities such as various forms of tampering and unauthorized OEM installations..
Read more over at ZD Net.



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